Topic / CES 2012

TECHGEEK Weekly 30: Death by SMS

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Wow. We’ve reached 30 episodes – who knew from the beginning we would actually have reached this far. Anyway, we discuss the IPv4 running out of addresses, the new PSP2 by Sony and the Egypt Internet Blackout. We also find out that we are really good at debating points of view, so you may find this episode to be longer than what we usually have our podcasts Sorry if we […]

TECHGEEK Weekly 27: CES is driving us GaGa

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And we’re back officially. CES was in full swing, and we saw a lot of tablets, 4G phones and 3D from Sony. We also had crazy Harvey Norman trying to put GST on our purchases online, Facebook being valued at $50 billion and the Mac App Store launch – and hack. And yes, it is the first hour long podcast – and the only one as it seems. But, hey, […]

Skype brings group video calling to users

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Users will now be able to have video conferences on Skype – but for a fee. (Image: Skype) Skype has announced that it will turn on Group Video Conferences to both consumer and business customers, allowing the entire group conversation able to see each other and show items rather than using the traditional voice group conversations. The company, however, will make it a premium feature as part of its new […]

Microsoft reveals Surface 2.0 – now in collaboration with Samsung

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Microsoft has used its keynote to unveil the newest version of the Surface platform it has developed. Now collaborating with Korean electronics maker Samsung, Surface 2.0 brings a much needed stylised redesign, making it more like an actual table rather than a box. As well, Surface 2.0 expands on the original product with new technologies that make it more aware of multitouch capabilities, and now ditches the cameras at the […]

CES 2011: Sony Keynote

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Is it that time of the year already? Yes, CES 2011, while yet to officially start, will be hosting a Sony press conference at 12:00PM AEST. And you will be able to watch the whole thing right here on TECHGEEK.com.au. To be honest, I hope it’s not too 3D heavy. Nobody knows exactly what Sony will announce, but I have a good feeling about a PlayStation Phone and lots of 3D. […]

ASUS release new Tablets for CES

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It time for CES, ASUS have released four brand new tablet computers, designed for home and work use. The operating systems available for the tablets are Microsoft Windows 7 and Google Android. The ASUS tablet range will suit anyone, whatever they do on their computers. Oh and, they work with Flash… Take that iPad. Asus Eee Pad Slider The Eee Pad Slider features a 10.1″ IPS touch-screen for “finger friendly use”, however […]

LG ST600 Smart TV Upgrader brings TV Apps, DLNA and a web browser to older TV’s

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Straight from SEOUL is the LG ST600 Smart TV Upgrader – sounds like a mouthful but what does it do? Well, nearly all new LG TV’s have something called “Smart TV” which is a sort of gateway to the internet from your TV. You can stream videos from the internet or from another computer in your house, browse the internet in a web browser and even download “TV Apps”. However, […]

Dell to release new netbook – Latitude 2120

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Dell is to feature a brand new netbook as part of its laptop showcase at this year’s CES, according to a posting by Italian blog NotebookItalia.it, with the Dell Latitude 2120. The 10.1-inch netbook is said to feature a touchscreen and the new Intel Atom N550 processor. It will also feature either 1 or 2GB of DDR3 RAM, and will come with an integrated graphics chip, but can be upgraded […]

Windows 8 reaches Milestone 2, according to leaks

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While it hasn’t been any secret that Microsoft is already at work in producing the successor to Windows 7 – the OS that happens to repair much of the damage of Windows Vista – but the stage of development of it has been so secretive, it can rival Apple. However, there has been a leak. A Russian website is reporting that Redmond has recently compiled a new build of a […]

The Year in Review 2010: The Highlights Reel

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2010. What a year to end a decade. From political uncertainty in the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom, the leaking of important US documents – from Afghanistan to diplomatic cables – and even a possible upheaval of our classification system to finally allow a R18+ rating in Australia, bringing it in line with other western nations. We got more information about the new National Broadband Network, while we […]

The Year in Review 2010: The Top 10 Posts

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Of course, I think this has to be a yearly tradition. We go back through our analytics information to find out what were the top 10 posts you have read through this entire year. We’re going to do things a bit differently than last year, however, as we post the overall list – but we will also post separate lists for the top articles over at Pwnage, Gadgetlyst and Cupertino […]

Apple announces Bondi Store opening

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Apple is set to open the doors to its Bondi Junction store on May 28 – the same day the iPad will be released – at the good time of 8am. How do we know this? Well, a little invite popped into a message box with the details: The Apple Store Bondi is the best place to learn about all the latest products from Apple, including the magical new iPad™ […]

Altec Lansing brings out new powerful speakers

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The guys over at Altec Lansing have announced that the Octane 7 will soon be reaching Australian shores soon. The Octane 7 is a 2.1 speaker system that is meant to be used by Gaming PCs or playing movies or music on your laptop. It features a two 1-inch micro-drivers and a down-firing three-inch mid-range in each speaker, six and a half inch side-firing and separate controls for bass and […]

Microsoft reveals new Hotmail

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Hotmail is going to get some improvements soon as part of a major overhaul of Windows Live (dubbed Wave 4), including some brand new features in an attempt to compete better with rivals Yahoo and Google. A new feature is the ability to share photos and documents using web applications right in the email. Services like SmugMug, Flickr, YouTube and Hulu will be able to be seen with one click […]

Leaked IMs and backlash highlight Facebook’s problem: privacy

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And when you thought Facebook couldn’t take any more heat, leaked instant messages published online appear to show Zuckerberg mocking users joining the social networking site (then called The Facebook and was limited to Harvard students) in 2003, and is very brutal on the people who published photos and addresses and was willing to give them out to people when asked.